Quantitative Data

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of quantitative data:

  • It is also called numerical data.

  • The term refers to data that can be measured or counted.

  • They can be analyzed using measures of central tendency and range.


Examples of measures that provide quantitative data include the following:

  • height

  • weight

  • age

  • elapsed time

This package of fruit contains eight apples and weighs two pounds two ounces.


Anecdotal data reflects a subjective description of a situation that may or may not produce quantitative data.

Nominal data, such as gender, are examples of qualitative data.

This package of fruit looks overripe and has a strong aroma.

TEKS: 4(9)(A), 4(9)(B), 5(9)(A), 5(9)(B), 5(9)(C), 6(12)(A), 6(12)(B), 6(12)(C),
6(13)(A), 7(12)(A), 8(11)(A), 8(11)(B)